It is that time again! I am sorry for the constant fluctuation in the structure of my reviews. Since I am still fairly new at this whole blogging thing, I am experimenting and trying to find what works best. For those who have not checked out my Series Spotlight posts yet, each week I highlight a book series that I really have it bad for. Jennifer L.Armentrout, you deserve some Garth and Wayne style worship for this one.
The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi-pure-bloods-have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals-well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures.Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1:Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden.Unfortunately, she’s crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn’t her biggest problem–staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is. If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would kind of suck
Where to start? Half-Blood is the first installment in the Covenant series. This six book is series completed and all released. No waiting! The way that Armentrout weaves her magic is insane, I can’t imagine stumbling on these before the series was completed, talk about nerd rage induced anxiety.
This series follows Alex, a half-blood that is brave, feisty and can handle her own. After being on the run with her mother, Alex is attacked by daimons, saved and brought back to the Covenant, the protected school of sorts tasked with preparing, educating and training elite half- bloods and pures. Under the thumb of pures and half- blooded Sentinels, she tests her boundaries, trains and spends her time day dreaming about the extremely attractive and completely unattainable Aiden St. James.
Now before you go all ‘omg, this is so like Vampire Academy‘, don’t. Yes, it has some similar aspects in the first book but this story is so much more than that. I actually enjoyed this series more than VA ( which I did like, don’t get me wrong.) This series is packed with action, adventure, love and so much more than just a girl and a guy punching their way through their sexual frustration. Not to mention, the further you get into the series you get into more Greek mythology and that’s when it gets really good. The characters are well built, the world building is great, the plot is complex but is never confusing and there is so much emotion intertwined with the action you will be forever grateful I told you about it. Appropriate for ages 17 and up, perfect for readers who love paranormal and young adult fiction.